Who wants to write, has something to contribute,
something they can give you, some insightful take?
And who’ll send it in, address it to the house—
the story they will let you break?
The author! The author! Submissions.
The author! The author! Submissions. 

Who must know the proper use of CMS?
No more, no less.
They can’t just guess.
Who must raise a query when a point’s not clear?
Explain more here.”
The editors! The editors! Submissions.
The editors! The editors! Submissions.

Three pages, we could fill with text.
For ten, we’d need some ads.
I hear you have some art for this--
I hope
Designers! Designers! Submissions.
Designers! Designers! Submissions.

And whom do issues reach?
Who’s waiting to peruse
and see if you’ve submitted
some content they can use?
The readers! The readers! Submissions.
The readers! The readers! Submissions.

In short: send us your...SUBMISSIONS! "We are always on the lookout for good submissions...Submissions must be original, unpublished works. Articles should be of a critical nature on some aspect of children's literature and should be no longer than 1600 words; potential contributors are advised to have a solid familiarity with The Horn Book Magazine. Submissions may be sent as Microsoft Word attachments via email to: using the subject line "Article Submission."

Shoshana Flax
Shoshana Flax

Shoshana Flax, assistant editor of The Horn Book Magazine, is a former bookseller and holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons University. She is a current member of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award committee, and has served on the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee.

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Jennifer Still

Song parodies are my life. But I have to assume you’re looking for articles. Oh well!! This was fun!

Posted : Jul 11, 2020 08:33


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